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In this digital age it’s important for any business owner to be aware of the various new technologies, formats, and advertising methods that are available to them. Unfortunately, much like everything else in this day and age, there is just way too much gossip and news in the marketing community to effectively keep up. Here we offer a curated collection of news directly related to small business marketing,

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Pinterest is Getting Serious About PPC

After months of testing, and with a reach surpassing 150 million unique monthly users, Pinterest is finally ready to jump into the PPC world. Pinterest is common destination for those looking for products and ideas with roughly 2 billion searches each month. Capitalizing on these stats could prove extremely beneficial for Pinterest. The current plan is to run ads on ...

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Google Rolls Out New Merchant Center

Are you the webmaster of an eCommerce website/business? If so – you’ve probably heard of Google Merchant Center by now – and if not there is literally no better time to start using it than right now! Google Merchant Center is THE way to get your products and inventory listed within Google.com and other partner websites, and this week Google has ...

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Build Your Brand Awareness With Facebook Advertising

A major reason behind establishing an online presence for your business is brand awareness, and to help business owners build their brand awareness Facebook has began rolling out a brand new advertising objective specifically for brand awareness.  The new objective automatically optimizes your campaign towards reach and attention – focusing on reaching the largest number of people who spend a longer ...

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Analyze Your Twitter Activity with Engage for iOS

Want to really understand what your Twitter account is doing for your business? Want to get some cold hard data about your tweets activity? Check out Twitter Engage for iOS – a brand new app that lets anyone analyse their tweet activity. The app gives you a real-time view of your accounts Likes, Retweets, Mentions & Impressions – however there ...

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Microsoft Bans Tech Support & Password Recovery Ads in Bing

You know whats annoying? Scams. I hate them. You hate them. Microsoft also hates them – and since 175,000 Microsoft customers complained about tech support and password recovery ads leading to scams – Microsoft has decided to ban these ads entirely from Bing. A new change in their advertising policy bans any ads that provide tech support or password recovery services. The ...

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Top 100 Most Expensive Google PPC Keywords

Chris Lake, co-founder of Empirical Proof, recently data-mined a slew of data provided by SEMrush in an effort to find the most valuable terms in Google pay-per-click. He then compiled this data and formed a list of the top 100 most expensive Google Adwords keywords! Check it out below: Without much surprise, legal keywords dominated the list, making up 78% ...

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Google Goes To War Against Clickjacking

There you are – browsing the web – searching for that cat scratching post you saw on someone’s Facebook – when suddenly you see it in a Google ad! You happily click it and then bam – you are redirected somewhere totally different – reading about the latest in celebrity breast implants?! Welcome to the world of clickjacking. Clickjacking sucks – and anyone who ...

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Infographic: Snapchat Stats For Marketers

Snapchat is still a relatively new piece of technology in the marketing space, and while it has achieved immense popularity among it’s users in a rather short period of time – the marketing world is still piecing together the data and coming up with various marketing campaigns that can utilize Snapchat effectively. That said – MarketingProfs has put together a new ...

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Introducing The Pantone Colors of the Year for 2016

At the end of every year it has become tradition that Pantone picks out a color for the upcoming year. As you can see, its the end of the year, and as tradition calls for Pantone has chosen the Color of the Year for 2016 – or rather two colors. The colors selected, based on a slew of different factors, such ...

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Yahoo Launches Product Ads Right On-Time For The Holidays

Yahoo has recently launched Product Ads – letting advertisers reach customers with direct call-to-action ads for their products, and right on time for the holiday shopping spree that most of us have to go through.  Considering that recent studies show that 44% of consumers look to a search engine when researching their holiday gifts, and the fact that Google has done quiet ...

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Facebook Launches Slideshow Video Advertisements

Video advertising is growing ever more popular across social networks – alas not everyone has the budget to create a video advertisement for their business, and furthermore not everyone is on an internet connection that can comfortably stream that video. No worries though – Facebook is here with the solution – slideshows. Facebook has launched a slideshow builder – available ...

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Google Begins Testing Dynamic, Responsive Billboard Ads

Gaining someone’s attention these days is getting harder and harder. Attention spans are growing progressively shorter – and generic sales pitches simply do not work the way they used to. When it comes to web adverts – Google’s DoubleClick technology has led the market for years now – allowing advertisers to target ads to specific visitors across millions of websites. ...

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65% Of American Adults Are On Social Media

I have always preached on the importance of social media and often times I mention that business owners would be surprised as to just how much of their client base is utilizing social media. Well according to the latest report from Pew Research Center that number is 65%. Nearly two-thirds of American adults (65%) use social networking sites, up from 7% ...

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Google Adwords Display Network Is Going 100% Viewable CPM

Google has recently announced a rather huge change towards what they consider a view when it comes to Google Adwords advertising. Subsequently that change for Adwords advertisers also applied a huge change in the income for Google Adsense publishers. In a nutshell Google has stated that they are working on making sure that advertisers only have to pay for ad impressions that ...

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Kick Your Marketing Up A Notch With 360 Degree Video Ads

What do you usually do when you see a YouTube ad? Do you wait for the “skip ad” button to pop up so you can get to your desired video as fast as possible? Frankly I don’t blame you. Alot of ads these days have gotten rather predictable and extremely boring. Well what if the ad you were watching required ...

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Bing Launches 5 New Ad Extensions To Help Increase Your Advertising Performance

Bing Ads have been ever growing in popularity – currently advertising to an audience of over 167 million monthly searchers – which statistics have shown hold more buying power than most. To help improve the advertising experience and help increase visibility and performance for advertisers Bing has introduced three brand new ad extensions: Callout Extensions to provide additional, non-clickable, text. ...

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Paid for Your Yelp Reviews? Yelp Might Blow Up Your Spot. 

Yelp has always been against paid reviews, and considering the fact that their platform is intended to be a place where consumers can get honest reviews about the places they want to visit – it makes complete sense that they would be against anyone trying to “game” their system. Now you might bring up “well what about when Yelp hides ...

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